Training and development is an integral part of fostering the growth of the primary sector in New Zealand.
There are a variety of educational institutes, development programmes and scholarships, and websites with resources available to help New Zealanders advance their careers in the agricultural industry.
This page is designed to be a directory and provides a guide as to what is available, it is by no means a complete list.
Should you have any suggestions on other training and development options please get in touch.
"One of the most exciting aspects of our primary sector is it’s connection businesses and consumers worldwide. The food we grow, and how we grow it, is a huge part of New Zealand’s global brand. I enjoy working alongside smart kiwi businesses as they build that brand and the wealth it creates for New Zealand".
Strategic Marketing Manager
The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited
New Zealand’s largest agricultural training centre.
Scholarships and Development
Supporting emerging agribusiness leaders to help shape the future of NZ agribusiness and rural affairs
Available for NZ Young Farmers members studying agriculture or agriculturally related topics
T&G Global is committed to attracting and assisting young people forge a career in New Zealand’s $7 billion dollar-plus horticulture industry. The annual T&G Undergraduate Scholarship Programme assist students to undertake a degree that will provide them with the education and training to best support New Zealand’s rewarding and diverse horticultural industry and ensure a sustainable future.
Developing the capability and confidence of people in agriculture.
$15,000 scholarships to encourage New Zealand’s top secondary students to pursue a career in New Zealand’s fast-growing kiwifruit industry.
Silver Fern Farms initiative designed to advance education and leadership training for the benefit of New Zealand’s primary sector.
Silver Fern Farms initiative designed to assist Silver Fern Farms shareholders to develop their governance capabilities